Creativity, community, inspiration connect graduates, alumni, faculty at commencement June 19
Amanda Kibbel planned to study engineering at Oregon State University or the University of Washington until, on a whim, she toured the University of Oregon. “When I visited the Product Design Department at UO and saw what the students were creating and how it was a great blend of math, art, and sustainable design,” she said, “I knew instantly that that was what I wanted to study.”
Product design major wins Spring Storm Dean’s Award
The Departments of Art and Product Design have named product design undergraduate Jerimiah Robey winner of the 2017 Spring Storm Dean’s Award. Jurors Award winners were Han Cao (art), Josie Christensen (art and technology), Michelle Ferguson (art), Luna Sansone (art), and Will Hart (art).
Essay for MFA exhibition catalog bridges artistic practice, historical research
Art history graduate student Sloane Kochman was selected to write the catalog essay for this year’s Master of Fine Arts student exhibition.
Undergraduate projects exhibit wide range of research inquiry
President Trump’s Cabinet, a fogged-up windshield, and an artwork made for an Oscar Wilde play were among the unique sources of inspiration for A&AA student projects at the 2017 Undergraduate Research Symposium recently in the Erb Memorial Union.
Fifth annual Spring Storm showcases art by A&AA seniors
Spring Storm 2017 Senior Show, the fifth annual exhibition of work by graduating seniors in art, art and technology, and product design, will take place one evening only, Friday June 2, from 4 to 7 p.m. throughout Lawrence Hall. The exhibition is free and open to the public.
UO Provost honors 2 A&AA faculty for outstanding teaching
Associate Professor Akiko Walley and Assistant Professor Christopher Michlig were recognized with university-wide teaching awards in separate surprise presentations by UO Provost and Senior Vice President Scott Coltrane in Lawrence Hall during May.
Be part of the annual day of giving—#DucksGive!
The School of Architecture and Allied Arts joins all of UO in the annual campus-wide fundraising campaign. With your #DucksGive contribution to A&AA, you help us unlock another $135,000 in support!
Two graduate art students awarded prestigious Singer Fellowship
Master of Fine Art students Lee Asahina and Chelsea Couch were each awarded the 2017 Georgianne Teller Singer Dean’s Graduate Fellowship, the first time two students were recognized with the honor in the same year. The Singer Fellowship is presented annually to recognize outstanding research activities and creative work encompassing the systematic exploration of a body of knowledge.
Heads of Schools announced for new College of Design
Liska Chan, Laura Vandenburgh, and Rich Margerum will lead, respectively, the School of Architecture & Environment, the School of Art + Design, and the School of Planning, Public Policy and Management when the College of Design launches July 1.
Art department faculty win grants from Oregon Arts Commission, Ford Family Foundation
Three Department of Art faculty members are among 44 Oregon artists awarded 2017 Career Opportunity Grants from the Oregon Arts Commission, The Ford Family Foundation, and The Oregon Community Foundation. Charlene Liu, Jack Ryan, and Rick Silva will use the funds for installations and travel expenses